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#tlchat live tomorrow

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The vote is in!  Join us tomorrow night for our second ever #tlchat live! The topic will be: New tech tools and how you are using them. All you need to do it tweet or lurk from 8:00 till 9:00 PM Eastern tomorrow night. Should you want to share, and I know you will, make [...]

#tlchat launches intensely (and archiving tweets)

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We launched #tlchat last night.  And wow. Worried that we’d have to fill in the lulls with prepared tweets, our small group of organizers had a full page of them ready to go. There was no need to worry. In fact, the chat needed no nurturing at all.  Most of us struggled to keep up [...]

On our somewhat virtual book club

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I’ve been meaning to share about what’s happened to our book club since it grew somewhat virtual.  My friend and colleague Jane Lofton beat me to it with this post.  I asked her if I could re-post with a few comments to describe what it looked like on the Springfield end. From Jane: Connecting Our [...]

Shifting the power in the room @TLCafe Open Mic/Smackdown!

Too big to know:rethinking knowledge now that the facts aren’t the facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room. (Title of David Weinberger’s upcoming book) Lately my imposter syndrome has kicked into even higher gear. The talent in our field is astounding. Experts are emerging everywhere, every day.  I [...]

Back to school with the TL Café (and bonus ppt!)

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We’re back! Join us on September 12th @8PM Eastern, for the first TLCafé webinar of this school year. We’ve planned a casual discussion to generate ideas on how to build school allies, support new teachers & become indispensable to admin & staff at the beginning of every school year. For Teacher Librarians, classroom teachers, tech [...]

The Seven-Keynote MLS?

In my last post I wrote of Buffy Hamilton’s  Crowdsourcing Recommended Reads for Issues in School Librarianship.  Inspired by a request from her mentor and friend, Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald, of the University of Georgia, Buffy polled her PLN and compiled their impressive list of recommendations. That post echoed a post I’ve left in draft [...]

Curating the #TLChat Daily

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We began archiving the #TLChat hashtag as a daily newspaper around eight months ago. And now everyday I look forward to my email reminder to check out our newly aggregated news.  But, when I looked at the number of other subscribers (only 56!), I realized that so many of you have not yet discovered this [...]

Follett prizes innovative practice (seriously!)

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You know who you are! I meet you at state and national conferences.  Your students are achieving.  You are effectively engaging learners and you teach and integrate information fluencies. You tweet and blog and present about your discoveries and successes.  Your work is replicable. And you deserve to share virally and to be rewarded for [...]

2011: The year to be FIERCE

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I checked the Urban Dictionary.  It lists three definitions for the word fierce. 1. term that gay men used in the late 1990s and early 2000s to describe absolutely everything that was of “exceptional quality”. 2. being bold, displaying chutzpah, especially relating to fashion, clothes, hair or makeup. Girl, work those heels! fierce! 3. term [...]

The Edublog Awards meets the Geek Tribe!

Yesterday, the Edublogs folks announced the short list for the seventh annual Edublogs Awards.  As I examined the list, I began to realize how far we’ve come as a tribe. It probably started just over a year ago when we first got together as a group to prepare for AASL Charlotte. This morning Gwyneth and [...]